You can now fork Cumulus 2.0 on Github

When I decided to no longer maintain my WP-Cumulus plugin a while ago, one of the reasons was that the project was in disarray. I wanted to improve so many things at once, that I ended up finishing none. One of the plugin’s parts however, the actual Flash movie, was 99% done. That’s why I’ve decided to put it on Github.

Note that this is “Cumulus”, without the “WP-“. It’s a new version of the movie, that uses a different, more generic XML format, and supports new things like unicode and device fonts. It’s not a WordPress plugin. If you’re looking to revive WP-Cumulus or incorporate the effect into other projects, it’s the ideal start. It’s the best incarnation of the effect, and I invite you to write stuff around it.


  1. I am using wp-cumulus tag cloud on my wordpress blog and have not experienced any problems. WordPress suggests not to use the plug-in because of lack of development and maintenance. Do you recommend not using the plug-in even it is working?

    Comment by Rocco — February 4, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    • I wrote that recommendation. Basically, every piece of code that goes unmaintained is a potential risk. There are no serious problems with Cumulus right now, but they may appear.

      Comment by Roy — February 6, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

  2. Thanks a lot, I’ll definitely try it out and do a good review on it, highly appreciate it!

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    • Yes, the theme is a custom job with illustrations by a friend.

      Comment by Roy — August 21, 2013 @ 11:17 am